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Kenbrell Thompkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Cincinnati
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Kenbrell Thompkins caught five passes for 90 yards in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.
He saw a team-high seven targets. Thompkins' big gain was a 50-yard catch deep down the middle in Aaron Williams' coverage. He was tackled at the four-yard line, and James Jones secured a three-yard touchdown a couple plays later. Thompkins is the No. 3 receiver behind Jones and Andre Holmes, but the Raiders throw the ball a ton. Oakland will head to Denver for the Week 17 finale. Dec 21 - 8:05 PM

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Kenbrell Thompkins secured 2-of-3 targets for 47 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to San Diego.

Pathetically, Thompkins led the Raiders in receiving on a day where the offense was putrid, as usual. Thompkins is a sub-package receiver in Oakland's offense, behind James Jones and Andre Holmes. He has no re-draft value.
Nov 16 - 8:12 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins had one catch for two yards in Week 9.

He saw two targets. The Raiders' third receiver has no fantasy value.
Nov 2 - 8:12 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins (personal) returned to practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 9 at Seattle.

Thompkins has emerged as Oakland's No. 3 receiver behind Andre Holmes and James Jones. He will likely run a lot of routes at Richard Sherman on Sunday.
Oct 31 - 4:02 PM

Raiders WR Kenbrell Thompkins is away from the team for personal reasons, and is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Thompkins won't be a Week 9 fantasy option if he does suit up. Thompkins has four catches in three games as a Raider. All four came in Week 8.
Oct 30 - 4:50 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins secured 4-of-8 targets for 34 yards and rushed once for seven yards in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to Cleveland.

Thompkins was on the field frequently in this game as the Raiders used three-receiver sets consisting of him, Andre Holmes, and James Jones. It appears Thompkins has bypassed Denarius Moore for No. 3-wideout duties.
Oct 26 - 7:55 PM

Former Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins has "turned some heads" at Raiders practice.

Claimed off waivers on Monday, Thompkins has already earned a litany of compliments from the Raiders' coaching staff. OC Greg Olson said Thompkins "has a tremendous work ethic," is an "intelligent player" and "looks like a polished receiver." Not bad for three days' work. It is difficult to take this news with anything but a grain of salt. We have seen glowing practice reports before from Thompkins, but they have rarely been harbingers of on-field success. Thompkins may climb the depth chart in Oakland, but is unlikely to come into any fantasy value this season.
Oct 11 - 1:57 PM

Raiders claimed WR Kenbrell Thompkins off waivers from the Patriots.

The subject of endless preseason hype amongst Boston beat writers, 26-year-old Thompkins disappointed as a rookie and took a step back as a sophomore, falling behind Brian Tyms, Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Aaron Dobson on the Patriots' depth chart. He's just a scrap-heap pickup for the talent-less Raiders, who have the worst roster in football, bar none.
Oct 6 - 4:13 PM

Patriots waived WR Kenbrell Thompkins.

With Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins both questionable, LB Ja'Gared Davis was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Thompkins has been a healthy scratch in two of the last three games and was behind Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola on the depth chart. The move could also open a spot on the active roster for Brian Tyms, who has until Monday to be activated.
Oct 4 - 5:12 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins is a healthy scratch for Week 4 against the Chiefs.

Thompkins and Aaron Dobson are both healthy scratches, leaving Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell at receiver. Thompkins is off the fantasy map.
Sep 29 - 7:13 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins caught one pass for 16 yards in Week 3.

Thompkins was active over Aaron Dobson this week. He played X receiver in three-wide sets, with Brandon LaFell the preferred option opposite Julian Edelman on running downs. Thompkins was a healthy scratch last week and remains off the fantasy radar.
Sep 21 - 5:39 PM

Patriots declared WR Kenbrell Thompkins, CB Alfonzo Dennard, DE Zach Moore, RB James White, LB Jamie Collins, C Ryan Wendell and DE Michael Buchanan inactive for Week 2 against the Vikings.

Thompkins had a horribly inefficient Week 1, and was replaced on the active roster by Aaron Dobson. White is a healthy scratch for the second straight week, and is now clearly behind Brandon Bolden on the Patriots' depth chart. Dennard was never listed on the injury report, but is reportedly dealing with a left-shoulder injury. Wendell (knee) and Buchanan (ankle) were both game-time decisions.
Sep 14 - 11:52 AM

Running as the Patriots' "X" receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins caught 5-of-10 targets for 37 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

Thompkins' looks were second only to Rob Gronkowski's 11. Thompkins ran ahead of Aaron Dobson, who was a healthy scratch after being absent from the Week 1 injury report. Thompkins could have had a sixth grab, but had a miscommunication with Tom Brady, who was inaccurate all afternoon. Although the Pats' passing attack was in absolute disarray today, Thompkins is worth a flier if on the wire in 12-14 team leagues. It's unlikely his battle with Dobson is settled, however.
Sep 7 - 6:43 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins started the Patriots' third preseason game Friday night, catching 2-of-3 targets for 35 yards.

Thompkins worked ahead of Brandon LaFell, though both players saw extensive time with the first-team offense. Thompkins dropped a wide-open look in the middle of the field in the second quarter, but Tom Brady came back to him on the very next play for a 14-yard gain. Brady has recently expressed confidence in the second-year wideout, and it is not inconceivable Thompkins holds onto the "X" receiver job even when (if) Aaron Dobson gets healthy. Thompkins has 6 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown this preseason.
Aug 23 - 12:11 AM

Tom Brady praised Kenbrell Thompkins after the second-year wideout caught three passes for 32 yards and a score during the Patriots' second preseason game.

"I've got so much confidence in him and what he's been able to do, and continue to achieve," Brady said. "So hopefully there will be a lot more of those [touchdowns]." With Aaron Dobson (foot) still out, Thompkins has made the most of his starting opportunities. He will be relegated to the bench if Dobson ever gets healthy, but for now is penciled in as a starter in three-wide sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 9:30 AM

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3RB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Denarius Moore
WR21Andre Holmes
2Vincent Brown
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Vincent Brown
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski